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Posts Tagged ‘iReport’

Bin Laden Killed: CNN’s Online Properties Boosted by News

CNN released some early statistics for its coverage of the death of Osama Bin Laden on CNN.com, CNN iReport, CNN Mobile, Facebook, and Twitter (@CNN and @cnnbrk).

CNN.com totaled 88 million global page views from the time news of Bin Laden’s death broke Sunday night through 1 p.m. ET Monday, 217 percent higher than the average for the same time period over the previous four weeks. The site also announced 13.8 million total global video starts (live and video-on-demand), up 725 percent versus the prior four-week average, and 2.6 million live video views, more than 100 times normal levels.

Citizen journalism initiative iReport received 407 submissions related to Bin Laden’s death, with 71 vetted for use on CNN’s platforms. The total was 35 percent higher than the first day of coverage of the earthquake in Japan.

CNN Mobile tallied 7.7 million global page views Sunday, 153 percent above the same-day average from the previous four weeks. Through 10 a.m. Monday, its global page view total was 5.1 million, up 146 percent versus the prior four Mondays. CNN Mobile’s 26,700 domestic video starts Sunday were 23 percent higher than the Sunday average for the past four weeks, and its 56,400 Monday through 10 a.m. were up 146 percent from the prior four Mondays.

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Japan Earthquake, Tsunami Coverage Boosts CNN.com

Coverage of the devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan March 11 helped CNN.com to set several traffic marks.

Saturday, March 12, the day after the quake struck, the website totaled 67 million global page views, according to Omniture SiteCatalyst, marking the highest weekend day in CNN.com history. The site also served 60 million global video starts on the day of the earthquake, an all-time high, topping the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated, the previous record-holder.

CNN.com averaged 75 million page views per day from March 11-20, up 66 percent compared with the same period in 2010, and 60 million page views per day for the entire month of March, up 25 percent compared with February and 34 percent versus March 2010.

News blog This Just In averaged 1.1 million page views per day through March 27, up 27 percent versus February and 213 percent compared with the year-ago period.

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